Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Die-Versions Think Pink Blog Hop

Welcome to the Think Pink Blog Hop!! October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so the Die-Versions Design Team wanted to bring Breast Cancer Awareness to our crafty friends. We want to get the message out to all women about the importance of early detection with regular self-breast exams and mammograms.

We want all of you to Hop with us!! Link up as many new projects (no back-linking) that fit the theme of Breast Cancer Awareness for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate generously provided by Die Versions. Die-Versions manufactures low profile dies made right here in the United States. You can see all of the dies Die-Versions has to offer and do some shopping at the Die-Versions store.

Many of the designers today will be using images generously provided by Doodle Pantry. Doodle Pantry provides a diverse selection of images. There is something for everyone, so be sure to stop by to see all they have to offer.

We have also joined with Fighting Pretty to donate cards to be delivered to breast cancer patients. If you would like to donate your cards we would love to pass them along to brighten the days of needed recipients. Please email Lori at mulchlady(at)aol(dot)com for the address to send your cards.

Here's the entire line-up in case you get lost along the way:

Okay now here are my cards, I went a little crazy making cards to be donated to Fighting Pretty!  But I also wanted to show you that you can use your dies for other things then what you first think of.  In total I have 6 cards to share, please let me know which one is your favorite.  And here is my first card that I made for the blog hop today:

For this 5 by 7 inch card I started with a hot pink cardstock for the base of the card, then I added the pink patterned paper.  Next I cut out the Die-Versions Whispers Vase of Roses in three different colors of paper, off white, green and pink, and then pieced it together.  Then I placed the Vase of Roses on a piece of tan paper and stamped Hope on the card with VersaMark and clear embossing powder, I also sprinkled some embossing powder around the Vase of Roses and heat embossed it to give it a little texture, then I placed that on the base.  This is such a beautiful die and I think it works perfectly on this card.

My next card is the Tree of Hope:

For this A2 card I used hot pink cardstock as the base and put some pink patterned paper from my stash on top of that.  Then I cut out the Die-Versions Whispers Four Seasons Tree die in brown and placed that on the card after wrapping a pink ribbon around the tree.  I added some pink pearls to some of the branches of the tree.  Next I used the Die-Versions Little Lizzie Font to cut out the hot pink HOPE.  As a final touch I added the pink gem butterfly to the top part of the card.  I love the delicate branches on this tree die!

My next card is the Pink Ribbon of HOPE:

For this card I cut out the Die-Versions Whispers Spring Has Sprung die in white paper and I added the pink sparkly ribbon to the center of the die, next I cut out the Die-Versions Little Red Font in hot pink paper and placed that under the Spring Has Sprung die.

My next card is Butterfly Kisses

For this card I started with pale pink cardstock for the base of the card, then I added some patterned pink paper.  Next I took the Die-Versions Whispers Butterfly Kisses die and cut it out in light pink paper and added that to the card. I stamped the sentiment in VersaMark and used white embossing powder and heat embossed it.

My next card is the Sweet & Sassy Survivor:

For this card I used the Die-Verssions Sweet Spot Sweet & Sassy die and I used the Die-Versions Marker-Micro Font for Survivor.  The butterfly is from a Bo Bunny sticker sheet I had in my stash.

My next card is Heart of Hope:

For this card I used the Die-Versions Whispers Heart Flowers Frame die, and I have to tell you that this is my "go to" die when I can't come up with anything else.  I have used it on a layout for my cousins wedding with their names inside the heart and for Mother's Day cards and Birthday cards!  I cut out the Whispers Heart Flowers frame twice, once in solid pink paper and once in patterned pink paper.  I inlaid the patterned paper and add the green hope.  I then clear embossed the flowers and leaves on the heart and then filled in the leaves and flowers with some diamond Stickles. Next I cut out the Die-Versions Cuppycake Font in green and added Hope to the card.

I hope you have enjoyed my cards and will continue on the rest of the Think Pink Blog Hop!  If you decide to play along with us make sure to link up your creation and if you would like to donate your card to Fighting Pretty e-mail me at mulchlady@aol.com and I will give you the address to mail your cards to. Don't forget to link up your cards on the Die-Versions Blog!!

Your next stop on the Think Pink Blog Hop is is Anne's blog! So let’s get hopping, celebrate courage and strength, and most importantly spread some Pink Hope.
Thanks for stopping by!!


  1. Like the BCA creations in pink.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. What a great selection of BC cards!!! I have to say my favorite is the Butterfly Kisses card....love that die! Gotta have that sentiment...who is it by?!?

    1. Thanks Penny!! It is a Verve stamp from their Pink Power set.

  3. Wow Lori, fantastic BCA cards. Love the Sweet and Sassy sentiment.

  4. WOW...you go girl...you have been busy and all are gorgeous!!! Couldn't pick a favorite if I had to!!!

  5. Lori, ALL of these are just beautiful and fabulous - and for a wonderful cause too!!!

  6. Wow, Lori, you did such an amazing job on all of these!! You showcased the dies perfectly!! I love how you used each one, especially the sweet and sassy survivor!! You rocked this my friend!! Thank you for all of your hard work organizing this awesome hop!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. Wow, Lori! You are a creative machine! These are all beautiful - what a great job you did on all of them. Thank you so much for everything you did to make this hop so much fun! Let's hope we collect oodles of cards for the cause! Hugs...

  8. Lori, these are all fabulous! So many wonderful designs and cards for the cause! My favorite is the sweet and sassy (how well I know that fighters do not feel that way during treatment!). The colors and design, and everything about it really speak to me! hugs, de

  9. Great cards. Love the tree and roses. The die cuts are awesome.

    marg0006 at Verizon dot net

  10. What a wonderful collection of cards! I especially like the framed flowers on the first card! So pretty!

  11. WOW! Lori, this are all fantastic. My favorite is the Tree of Hope Card... love love love it :)

  12. All your cards are great Lori, I love this hop- you could enter these in my
    DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes October Linky Party. Ps I just became your newest follower I hope you will come join me to. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

  13. Oh, Lori, you made so many pretty cards for a good cause. Thank you for supporting those battling breast cancer. I lost a friend to it last year and this year. Next year I'm hoping for only survivors. Hugs!

  14. All of your cards are very cute, adorable, sweet & precious. You did one outstanding clever and creative job on each one. WOW!! Love the ways you've used all the craty goodies. YOU so ROCK!!

  15. Wow! Your cards are just beautiful!

  16. Fantastic card for uch a good cause!
    Dawn xx

  17. Wow, you have been busy making fabulous cards. I love tree of hope. The ribbon looks perfect hanging around the trunk. Hugz

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